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Tailor Made South Korea: Culture & Cuisine


6 days from $7,695

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Discover the vibrant history, culture and culinary wonders of South Korea on an independent journey. Visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone, learn to cook local dishes, savor a rejuvenating beauty treatment and try out some K-pop dance moves in Seoul.

A&K Advantages

Explore fascinating South Korea on a six-day journey, staying in luxurious, centrally located accommodations in Seoul and Busan

Discover Seoul’s rich history, paying visits to Gyeongbokgung Palace, navigating the narrow alleys of the Insadong neighborhood, and exploring Bukchon Hanok Village before visiting the N Seoul Tower.

Pamper yourself with a traditional facial at a premier Korean beauty spa

Immerse yourself in South Korea’s trendy K-pop scene when you learn dance moves alongside experienced dancers

Pay a mindful visit to a tea therapist, who selects and prepares an herbal tea just for you

Attend a hands-on Korean cooking class, preparing authentic dishes such as bulgogi, seafood pancakes or bibimbap alongside a professional chef

Wander through the quirky, colorful Gamcheon Culture Village and stroll through the world-famous Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan

Visit the DMZ, the world’s most heavily armed border, for a peek into politically isolated North Korea

Take a day trip to Gyeongju to see Bulguska Temple and Seokuram Grotto, both UNESCO World Heritage sites

Time your visit to coincide with the annual cherry blossom bloom

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Seoul, South Korea
Day 2
Seoul | Dazzling Capital
Day 3
Seoul | The World’s Most Fortified Border
Day 4
Busan | Picturesque Port City
Day 5
Gyeongju & Busan | Korea’s Dynastic History Revealed
Day 6
Depart Seoul

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
Arrive Seoul, South Korea

Arrive in Seoul, South Korea’s iconic capital, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
Day 2
Seoul | Dazzling Capital

Help prepare up to three traditional Korean dishes — perhaps gimbap, sundubu-jjigae and bulgogi — during a hands-on morning cooking class. Then, set out to explore the city, seeing 14th-century Gyeongbokgung Palace and the National Folk Museum. Explore the Insadong neighborhood with its narrow alleys, modern galleries and tea shops. Continue to historic Bukchon Hanok Village with its hanoks, traditional Korean houses, dating back to the Joseon Dynasty. Then, observe the N Seoul Tower, a communication and observation tower located on Namsan Mountain. Later, learn to dance like a K-pop star during an optional dance class with professional dancers.

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Seoul | The World’s Most Fortified Border

Begin the day with a fascinating tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the heavily fortified no-man’s-land separating free South Korea and communist North Korea. See where the armistice between the countries was signed, establishing a ceasefire line at the end of the Korean War. Drive along National Road No. 1, observing remnants of the Korean War, including the Gyeongui Line — a line of the Chosen Government Railway, running from Gyeongseong to Sinuiju. Continue to Freedom Bridge, used by repatriated POWs and soldiers returning from the north. Then, descend by elevator into the Third Tunnel. Discovered in 1978, it was dug by North Korea with the intention of invading South Korea. Next, view North Korean territory through binoculars at Dora Observatory. This afternoon, unwind with a medicinal tea experience at a local tea house, savoring a cup selected just for you. Then, rest and recharge with a facial massage at South Korea’s premier beauty spa — an experience that fuses of traditional herbal ingredients like ginseng with modern skin care technology for a holistic and authentically South Korean evening.

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
Busan | Picturesque Port City

Transfer to the railway station and travel by high speed train to Busan, a port city known for its beaches, mountains and temples. Upon arrival, set out to explore the city, visiting bustling Jagalchi Fish Market; Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Square, a renowned movie district; and Gamcheon Culture Village, with its colorful homes, painted murals, shops and cafes. Finish the day at urban Haeundae Beach, where cultural events and festivals are held throughout the year. Then, check in to your hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.

Park Hyatt Busan
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5
Gyeongju & Busan | Korea’s Dynastic History Revealed

Enjoy a day trip to historic Gyeongju the former capital of the Silla Kingdom. Upon arrival, visit sixth-century Bulguksa Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the slopes of Mount Toham. Continue to UNESCO-listed Seokguram Grotto, an artificial granite grotto that enshrines a monumental statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha looking out to sea. Next, visit the Daereungwon Tomb Complex, where the Silla Dynasty tombs of kings and noblemen rise in rounded mounds from the earth. End the day at Anapji Pond in Gyeongju National Park, erected as a pleasure garden to commemorate the unification of the Korean Peninsula under Silla. In the afternoon, return to Busan for a soak at a traditional Korean spa, where you can experience the rejuvenating properties of South Korea’s all-natural spring-fed water and pamper yourself in the self-proclaimed beauty capital of the world.

Park Hyatt Busan
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
Depart Seoul

After breakfast, transfer to Seoul by train. Continue to the airport and board your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Jan–Dec; Priced from $7,695

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2020 travel, and subject to availability. 
Pricing reflects A&K's recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. International air not included. 

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